IED’s mission is to contribute to the carrying out of equitable and sustainable development in Africa, through policies and practices based on inclusion, participation and good governance.
The organisation’s objectives are to attain the local governance and decentralisation (working for the instauration of local and decentralised practices that are based on the building of inclusive and transparent institutions and on genuine citizen participation), and of sustainable agriculture and agricultural innovation.
The target groups are local communities with different communities (men, women, youth, farmers and livestock farmers). Other actors such as local governments are also specific target groups. Furthermore, the organisation aims to reach media, researchers and parliamentarians.